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1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Coupe

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Oldsmobile Achieva Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Healthy dose of standard equipment, good value, standard ABS, standard traction control, punchy Twin Cam engine

  • Cons

    Dated design, high cowl, low seating positions, serious understeer in quick corners

  • What's New for 1997

    Side-impact standards are met, and standard equipment lists are enhanced. Series II Coupe gets new alloy wheels, and the lineup has been simplified.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Good old car

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

My 1996 2 door V6 automatic Achieva is a great car, overall it's been very dependable. It was purchased for me about 5 1/2 years ago. If I was to pick a car, this would not be it, but since it was purchased for me I can't complain. It's been a great car, fun to drive with lots of power. The style and look of the car is very "grandparent'ish" but the two door is much better than four door at least. Good back up car to drive to and from work or as a kids first car, nothing to fancy. And gets pretty good gas mileage. Now that its over 12 years old its starting to see some problems with water leaking in, but drill a few holes in the floor and its manageable. Overall, it's been a good ride.



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Good work car

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

I bought this car just for driving to and from work, it is very reliable, and with the 3.1 V-6, Automatic Tranny, and traction control it preforms great on the snow and ice.




Awesome for money

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

I've riden this car hard and soft, twice back and forth from Maryland to Florida and it's still my daily driver and runs great. Bought it with 87K and now has 99K in 9 months. Also installed dual exhaust and K&N air intake. Car pushes ~155hp~ and runs a 15.92 1/4 mile on a 5-spd manual tranny...not to shabby.




Great performer

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

i test drove many cars, including a `94 mustang GT, and this one beat em all. zips to 60mph, super comfortable, very nice look, and great handling. car can whip around turns. engine produces a nice roar when gas is floored. for the power, i average around 28mpg. very very nice. you get camaro/mustang/firebird performance in a smaller, more economical design. large trunk space too.




My under-achieva

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

Bot 96 Achieve SC in Aug 98. Had 12.5k mi. By Feb99 veh left me sitting 6 times.Engine stall, sputter, panel lights flash on/off then engine died. Security sensors it took at least 10 min to restart engine. Under warranty, Olds dealerships had lots of difficulty diag. Fall 99 dealer kept veh 3 wks. Dealer maint and manu couldn't find problem. Sol:replaced all sensors. 3 yrs and 67k more miles car was ok. Still thought about when it would leave me sitting again. Finally did Nov 02 & Jan03. 3 stall outs. Maint found no problem. Not comfortable with vehicle. Gave it away for tax writeoff.




Oldsmobiles rock

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

Great car! Love the 5-speed



Full 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Review

What's New for 1997

Side-impact standards are met, and standard equipment lists are enhanced. Series II Coupe gets new alloy wheels, and the lineup has been simplified.

Talk About The 1997 Achieva

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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